*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a order issued on April 1, 2021the interim relief judge of the Conseil d'Etat ruled that the national administrative judge does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal against the decision of the French Competition Authority to refer a concentration below the thresholds to the European Commission, regardless of the effects of such a referral for the companies concerned. In this respect,
ALERTS: MERGERS - EUROPEAN UNION - FRANCE - COMPETENCE - REFERRAL - THRESHOLDS
Referral: The French State Council says that the administrative judge does not have competence to hear an appeal against the decision of the French Competition Authority to refer to the European Commission a merger transaction below the thresholds (Grail / Illumina)
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